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LOCAL NEWS: Jim Kenney Responds to Girl Thrown Out of Harrisburg Prom

A Harrisburg teen gets kicked out of her prom for wearing a suit, and Jim Kenney supports her on social media. Last Friday, a junior […]

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Report: Rob McCord Was Wearing a Wire

Former state treasurer Rob McCord briefly wore a hidden microphone to tape conversations with political donors in cooperation with federal investigators before stepping down from […]


The No-Bullshit Guide: 2016 Election’s Biggest Winners and Losers

Oftentimes, elections feel like they’ve been decided by the powers that be before they’re even over. The 2016 primary was different: It was full of genuine nail-biters. At […]


Brian Sims Hangs On; Tonyelle Cook-Artis and Mark Cohen Get Booted

There was a pretty shocking upset in the Democratic state House primary races yesterday: A very briefly tenured representative — who was the preferred candidate of Philadelphia’s surging Northwest Coalition […]


WATCH: NE Philly Rep. White Clashes with Immigration Activists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uspd6fQq-i8 Al Día has posted a video showing Northeast Philly State Rep. Martina White yelling at immigrants’ rights activists in her Harrisburg office. Last month, […]


Watch Out, Brian Sims: Your Challenger Ben Waxman Is Getting Big Ward Endorsements

When Brian Sims won a state House seat in 2012 by defeating 14-term incumbent Babette Josephs, he infuriated her. In his first couple years in office, Sims also […]

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Is Pa. House Rushing to Pass a Controversial Abortion Bill?

A controversial bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks is on the schedule for Wednesday’s house session, according to Steve Miskin, spokesman for Pennsylvania […]


Philly Politicians to Battle It Out in Rare Libel Suit Brought Over Campaign Flyer

[Updated, 3:55 p.m.] State Rep. Mark Cohen has been in Harrisburg a very, very long time. Originally elected in 1974, the Democratic legislator from the 202nd […]

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Wolf Will Let GOP Budget Become Law

Gov. Tom Wolf today said he would let a Republican-passed state budget become law, ending — at long last — the budget impasse that has […]

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Pa. Legislature Mulls Lead Crackdown

Philadelphia officials may be promising that city water is safe from lead, but legislators in Harrisburg want to renew he state’s efforts to prevent a […]

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Proposal Would Automatically Seal Minor Criminal Records

Hot on the heels of a new state law that makes it easier to seal old, minor criminal records — as well as new Philly rules […]

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Could This Be the Week Pennsylvania Legalizes Medical Marijuana?

This could — maybe — be the week medical marijuana becomes legal in Pennsylvania. After percolating for several years, the issue arrives before the House this week […]

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Hite: Every School Will Get a Nurse, Counselor If Wolf’s Budget Passes

Superintendent William Hite made a surprise announcement Thursday that every school in Philadelphia will have a full-time nurse and counselor next year — if, that is, the state’s GOP-controlled […]

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Proposal Would Expand “Do Not Call” List

Pennsylvania’s “Do Not Call” registry has existed for 20 years now, yet state residents can still often find themselves on the receiving end of unwanted […]

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Clinton, Trump Lead Among Pa. Voters

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the leading presidential candidates in Pennsylvania, according to a new Franklin & Marshall poll. Primary election day is still […]